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Flights of Honor Tour Exhibit

Commemorating the trips sponsored by Patriotic Productions
Patriotic Productions sponsoring an event to honor veterans.
Patriotic Productions sponsoring an event to honor veterans.(justin thompson)
Published: Oct. 1, 2020 at 7:49 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The Flights of Honor Tour Exhibit is coming West of Grand Island for the first time. The Brule Activity Center will house the exhibit through Sunday afternoon. The event is sponsored by Patriotic Productions, the group that has flown nearly 3,500 veterans to Washington D.C. to see their war memorials. At the conclusion of the trips, veterans received a warm welcome that in many cases, they didn’t receive originally.

“My husband was a Vietnam veteran and we all know they didn’t get a welcome back so when they flew back into Lincoln it was absolutely amazing, just crowds and crowds. It was good, he needed that," said B.J. Van Velson. Van Velson and her husband are largely responsible for bringing this event to Brule. They hope that the community will come out to support veterans and learn about our history.

“Hopefully we get a lot of young people in here. Those people will be able to see if you’re going to maintain America and you want it to be as we think it should be, there are prices to be paid," added John Van Velson.

Local high school students will tour the exhibit tomorrow morning at 9 AM. The event is open to the public and free of charge from 10 AM - 8 PM Friday and Saturday. The last day to see the exhibit in Brule will be on Sunday from 11 AM - 3 PM.

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